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WRITE ON~~ Ice Fishing Injury

by Kacie Borowicz, English 12, Mrs. Didrikson Due to the convenience of natural resources, Roseau, Minnesota, is no stranger to ice fishing. The options range from Lake of the Woods, Hayes Lake, Lake...

 

A New Study Says Gardening Is Just as Good as Going to the Gym

Happy 21st Kasey My nephew Kasey turned 21! It's hard to believe, I'm still trying to figure out how and when this happened. Kasey turning 21 means Brandon will turn 21 in four months. I think the bir...

 

DON'T "ZONE OUT!"

Have you noticed that we've moved into the month of April? No fooling (not even on the first day). Do you know what April brings? Yeah, I know, tax time. But it's also Prom month. Did you attend your...

 

CROSS WORDS

In just a few days we will be remembering the two most significant events of Jesus' time on earth; two of the most significant and potentially life-changing events in the history of our world. We...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    April 13, 2019

Making your exit in literary style!

Always, I read obituaries with a grain of salt. Mostly, it's that standard line in almost every obit: "Survived by loving wife (or devoted husband)." Why not the following? "We battled for years and...

 

If it is prom season, it is spring...Right?

Prom season is here. This past weekend we traveled to see Brandon and Ariah in her prom. I have only been to the Roseau prom. I will say after attending at a different school, Roseau goes all out on...

 

Spring is here....I hope!

The week has been progressing and I have been able to make a few connections to hopefully get Kyle into a neurology specialist. It started off a little rough when I called the V.A. in Fargo to see where the approval status was at and they hadn’t...

 

Let's celebrate academic excellence

It's cool to be a good student. It really is. Just ask any parent whose son or daughter gets lousy grades, doesn't care a whit about school, or is struggling because of a learning disability. They'll tell you how tough it is to attend teacher confere...

 

WHICH DOG WINS?

Several years ago one of the regional superintendents in the denomination I am affiliated with (Evangelical Covenant) shared the following story at a Regional Conference. He was visiting a mission...

 

Write On! A Nashville Secret - by Paetyn Spilde

by Paetyn Spilde, English 12, Mrs. Didrikson Imagine yourself in a place you never thought you would have the chance to be. Maybe it is in another world, or across the globe, or maybe just in your...

 

The Fear of Flying and American Ingenuity!

Every time I fly, I expect to die. Back in the mid-1960s, I'd head right to the nearest airport bar and down several strong drinks. Courage, my man! I felt braver half in the bag. Had I been a...

 

Really!?! Get a Bible, Go To Church, You Need It

The very top of this page is titled OPINION. For those of you that don't understand this page, an opinion is one persons view about something. Other people may or may not have the same opinion. That's...

 

Write On! A HOME TO NO ONE

by Alika Espe, English 12, Mrs. Didrikson The air-conditioned building blows my dark frizzy hair back as I walk in. Behind me, I hear the wheels of our suitcases run across the uneven metal flooring....

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    March 23, 2019

There's nothing wrong with going to Dunwoody

The rich are different. They're big on status, their private country clubs, and the universities their kids attend. "Did you hear that my Alfie is attending Georgetown?" a snooty dame chirps in as an...

 

It might be the pity party stage and I failed last week

Pity Party Time I have hit the “pity party” stage. I am in my ninth week of sciatic pain and the fifth week of Kyle’s concussion. I have had enough! Skipping Rhonda’s R and R Massage this weekend was probably a mistake. I’m thinking now I s...

 

Footprints!

The chapel bell was ringing at Bluewater Bible Camp (the camp our church is affiliated with) and I was on my way across the grounds to attend the service. On the way I passed two older ladies who...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    March 16, 2019

How to retire early and live easy!

Terrific! Uncle Sam is out to catch disability cheats, and it can't come soon enough. In Sunday's New York Times, it was reported as follows: In its budget request to Congress last year, Social...

 

Does Swearing Make You Feel Good?

Is cursing a crime? Nope. I read an article about cursing and it is just a way to take out your aggression. People who curse a lot are called straight shooters because they don’t care about who they offend by what comes out of their mouths. They...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    March 9, 2019

With some very interesting characters

Of all the wonderful characters on this planet, few can top Mark Hultgren at putting a smile on daily living. He comes at life like it's a wonderful merry go round. Hustling Hult, 59, belongs in the T...

 

Fish House. Amazing pizza and the "Torture Bar"

Fish House Ice fishing this year has been almost non-existent. With Kyle having a concussion it has prevented us from going out the last few weekends. Of course, Brandon and his emergency appendectomy prevented fishing that weekend. I have been out...

 

You never asked me, but...

I was an infant in early 1944 when Father Driscoll, an old Irish priest, splashed some Holy Water on my bare noggin, made the Sign of the Cross on my forehead, and baptized me in the Name of the...

 

One day at a time!

One would think life would slow down with the medical/health issues. But “bring it on” is my new motto. My sciatica is still a pain and probably will be for awhile, the way it is acting. I will update you when it is back to normal. That is if I...

 

You don't like the weather, then move!

My friend, Tallahassee Slim, who lives in a gated community, recently sunburned his toes when he stuck them out his bedroom window in Fort Myers, Florida, and promptly fell asleep. "They're quite...

 

Brandon must have been feeling left out

I thought that “bad luck” came in three’s not 33’s!! I had made it to Friday and life was good. Brandon was coming home for the weekend, ice fishing and I had an appointment with Dr. Matt to make sure my sciatica would behave a little for...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    February 9, 2019

Let's bat around the bases here

Absolutely beautiful! Recently, I've been suffering periodic chest pains, and it reminds me of Redd Foxx in Sanford and Son back in the early 1970s and how Redd as Fred Sanford would tell his son, Lam...

 

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